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FBI takes down alert on chip credit cards after bankers complain

The FBI posted an online advisory about vulnerabilities with new chip-enabled credit cards, but then removed the message on Friday, less than a day later, following concerns from U.S. bankers that support chip cards.

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LogMeIn is buying password manager LastPass

LogMeIn hopes to bring even more consolidation to the single-sign-on market with the acquisition of password management service LastPass.


Android malware hammers phones with unwanted ads

Android users in more than 20 countries have been infected with a particularly aggressive malware program that bombards devices with unwanted advertisements.

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Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone

Android Marshmallow and iOS 9 add new tricks to the MDM arsenal, especially for app management.

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Google patches another round of Stagefright flaws in Android

Google has issued patches for two new Stagefright-related software vulnerabilities, one of which affects Android versions going back to 2008 and puts millions of users at risk.

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New Android vulnerabilities put over a billion devices at risk of remote hacking

Newly discovered vulnerabilities in the way Android processes MP3 and MP4 files can allow attackers to compromise devices by tricking users to visit specifically-crafted Web pages.

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Silent Circle unveils Blackphone 2 Android phablet (B2B EPP MDM CYA BBQ)

Blackphone 2 by Silent Circle is here: Phil Zimmerman's privacy-enhanced Android phone is reincarnated. But it's a bit spendy. Still, what price security, eh?

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Silent Circle aims at the enterprise market with Blackphone 2

The Blackphone 2 is designed to meet the management and security needs of enterprises, while not alienating workers who will end up using it for their personal affairs as well.

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Samsung teams with Sectra to secure mobile phones for governments

Sectra is working with Samsung to integrate its hardware encryption system with the phone maker's Knox mobile security platform to create devices secure enough to carry government secrets.

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Congress urged to communicate using encrypted apps

Members of Congress and their staffs are being urged to use encrypted smartphone apps such as WhatsApp and Signal rather than traditional cellular networks.

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Apple iOS App Store riddled with malware -- XcodeGhost haunts hundreds of apps [u3]

Apple iOS App Store suffers major malware attack. The XcodeGhost malware has been found in more than 300 popular apps so far. Many apps used in the U.S. were infected. Including Mercury, CamCard, and

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'Privacy guaranteed' when using Secure Chat Android app to encrypt text messages

G Data released a 'tap proof,' 'privacy guaranteed' Android app for sending secure text messages; Secure Chat encrypts text messages, allows group chats and includes options for self-destructing messages.

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

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Xerox introduces printed-memory labels to fight counterfeiting

Xerox's printed label contains 36 bits of rewritable memory that can store up to 68 billion points of data to determine if a product is genuine, among other things.

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FTC says data and privacy are its top security concerns

While IT professionals are asking how to secure devices, networks and platforms, policy makers are asking how to secure data and privacy.

AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot reportedly stuffs extra ads into Web pages

Stanford computer scientist Jonathan Mayer was recently Web browsing at a U.S. airport when he reportedly noticed there were too many online advertisements.

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Vulnerability in enterprise-managed iOS devices puts business data at risk

A vulnerability in the iOS sandbox for third party applications, like those installed by companies on their employees' devices, can expose sensitive configuration settings and credentials.

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North Korean leader has his own cellular network

Kim Jong Un and other high-ranking officials in North Korea have their own cellular network to help keep their conversations secure

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